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Old 06-10-2010, 04:40 PM
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Default Composer Sam Hulick Chosen as Heroes of Stalingradís Maestro

10th June 2010, Roswell, GA: Tripwire Interactive is proud to announce that composer Sam Hulick has signed on to create the soundtrack for Heroes of Stalingrad, the sequel to Tripwire Interactive’s Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45. Sam is best known to gamers for his work on the award-winning Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 soundtracks. Sam will now be bringing his world-class talent for evocative and haunting music to setting the mood for one of the most brutal battles in all of human history – the battle for Stalingrad.

“For Heroes of Stalingrad our goal was to create a soundtrack that was fresh and different than the standard bombastic music usually heard in this genre,” said John Gibson, President of Tripwire Interactive. “Not only did Sam do this, but we were also blown away at how well he was able to nail the feeling of desperation and defiance that the soldiers in this battle would have felt.”

Heroes of Stalingrad will feature a unique dynamic music system that will adapt the emotional mood of the soundtrack to match the morale of the player based on the flow of the battle. To highlight the differences between the two warring powers the game will feature a completely unique soundtrack for the Russian and German sides.

An early version of the main theme music is now available in a video set to a montage of the latest screenshots from the game here:
Tripwire Interactive's YouTube Channel

Keep up to date with the latest development news feeds for Heroes of Stalingrad by following the official Steam game group here: http://steamcommunity.com/games/RO2.

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Old 06-10-2010, 04:49 PM
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i hope its "erbsen mit speck"

music is great!
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:56 PM
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I'm interested in seeing how you guys will work out that music and morale thing.

and, 2011. at least we have some official confirmation now
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:57 PM
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Oh my Gods!!

Dynamic music based on the morale and army? are you trying to take the pleasure of playing with Aimp in the background away from me, by making such an awesome feature? =P

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Old 06-10-2010, 04:58 PM
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So people have asked what the Russian choir is saying, it is basically:

"storm clouds loom overhead, they smell of blood"
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:01 PM
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The music is well orchestrated and although its an early version it sounds as though it will be epic in content...release date 2011...well that settles that then..
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raining blood cover?
sounds good.
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:11 PM
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Looking forward to see the final version - especially the chorus
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I like were those lyrics, and the feel of the music, is going
These types of songs always do well with me
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I hope they still keep some of same feel from the original soundtrack I love the way those tracks sound.
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sounds epic
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Noice, this is one of the least expected moves for me. And especially nice as music is such a great mood maker. I love the stuff
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I hope they still keep some of same feel from the original soundtrack I love the way those tracks sound.
Nah, the old one was good, but IMO, they are heading into the right direction with the new stuff, It has a more serious/less hollywoodistic sound
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Loved the old RO music, and by the sound of it, RO2's soundtrack is going to be great. Has a good tone for the game's atmosphere and stands apart from the crowd of recent games.
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Great news! The dynamic music could change my habits of always muting it.
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Being a musician myself, I'm really glad that you guys found someone to do a sound track right for once, rather than giving us over dramatic and cliche music found in other WWII/action games.

Not to bash anyone, but to be honest I never really liked RO1's music. Maybe it was because I didn't think the synthesized orchestra sounded that great, but regardless, this (even in its early form) sounds like a much more mature orchestration.

Also the synthesized orchestra sounds much more realistic ... but wouldn't it be amazing to have a live/real orchestra record it? Too bad that costs alot of money. Oh well I can dream can't I?
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music sounds very well done just from the little bit we got to hear. was this by chance recorded from a live orchestra because it sure does sound like it.....considering the level of the composer, i'd imagine that a relatively well known group has been contracted to record the tracks.

and thanks for finally confirming 2011
Nah it's synthesized, albeit with a very high quality digital sound pallet. I would LOVE to have access to synthesized instruments of that quality ...
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****ing awesome. I love the theme music, absolutely feels like RO, except better IMO. Especially dig the singing and weeping strings. Very Russian feeling.

Thank God we got a release date finally. I really believe this is going to be the greatest shooter ever.

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Old 06-10-2010, 11:23 PM
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OMFG! This guys friggin' rocks!!! He's one of the composers of Mass Effect 1 & 2 soudtracks, which are the best game OSTs I've ever listen to in my life! Everyday I listen to at least one of his tracks in YouTube. Thank you, TWI, I think you just pleased all my OST desires for RO with one of the most epic composers of this decade in the team

BTW guys, check this playlist in which Sam Hulick worked in and admire its epicness: http://www.youtube.com/user/ultddave...12/v6PMJYoaGf8
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Wow, lots of great comments here - thanks, everyone! To address a couple things mentioned...

Correct, this is not a live orchestra or choir you hear, it's all samples, just very high quality samples. There is one live element in the mix, though, which is the solo violin.

Also, Nezzer: looks like your link leads to "Spectre Introduction," which was actually composed by the amazingly talented Richard Jacques. Just thought I'd clarify, I rather dislike taking credit for things I didn't create.

Please excuse my brief shameless plugging: For anyone who wants to keep track of my updates, I'm on Facebook (http://facebook.samhulick.com) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/SamHulick). Both essentially have the same content, so whatever is easier. Also, there's a decent handful of my music (unreleased Mass Effect 1 & 2 tracks, stuff from other projects) posted on my YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/MDesigner so be sure to check that out & subscribe - who knows, maybe later on there might be some sneak peeks at more ROHOS music. Maybe.

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